US 7886376 B2
A shower cube with shaving buddy is used for sitting while in the shower and resting one's leg on the movable shaving buddy or the like, has a sturdy plastic frame with a rubber gripping base. This sturdy plastic frame has a vinyl cushion seat cover which is able to be lifted up to a 90 degree angle at the hinges in order to release the movable shaving buddy. When the cushion seat is up, a large bath supply storage space is accessible with a rubber coated wire base insert. The movable shaving buddy has a rounded vinyl cushion leg rest for easier shaving of ones legs. The shaving buddy also has 2 drawers with rubber coated wire drawer inserts used to store smaller bath and shower storage needs.
1. A shower cube with a shaving buddy, said cube comprising of:
(a) a sturdy plastic solid frame;
(b) a vinyl seat cushion mounted to said frame, said seat cushion movable by a 90 degree angle to said frame supported by mounting brackets in order to allow the shaving buddy to extend into working position;
(c) a rubber base secured to said frame with rubber suction cups to support said frame in a shower stall;
(d) a removable wire coated rubber cube insert acting as the bottom of the main frame in the storage area to allow water to escape or evaporate from inside the frame unit;
(e) the shaving buddy insert to the frame, also made up of a sturdy plastic material, with a curved vinyl leg support cushion and a rubber base with suction cups to secure the shaving buddy to a shower floor;
(f) a set of extendable wheels on said shaving buddy to easily move buddy from storing position to full working order in its extended position; and,
(g) two removable storage drawers within said shaving buddy with removable rubber coated wire drawer inserts.
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1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates to portable shower seats including storage space for such items as razors, shampoo, conditioner, soap, shaving cream and more the like, and particularly, includes a portable rolling leg rest to accommodate shaving one's legs in the shower.
2. Description of Prior Art
Today, the majority of master bathrooms being added to homes, both new and dated include a separate stall from the bathtub for a shower. In today's day and age, where time is of the essence, most women have phased away from taking baths and now take showers. Most stand up shower stalls today lack not only a place to sit down to relax while bathing, but they also lack storage facilities for extra shampoo, shaving supplies and bar soap. Shaving one's legs in the shower can also be a hassle for there is no place to put your foot or legs. The shower cube with shaving buddy takes care of these issues.
There are many seats and benches that have been given patent in the U.S. such as U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,065,251; 6,681,415; 5,185,892; and 5,590,427. Most of these items are targeted towards the elderly or handicap. Other problems with these inventions include the difficulty of mounting and de-mounting the units. There is even a seat developed as a storage devise such as U.S. Pat. No. 592,786. The problem with this invention is it lacks eye appeal, enough space for all shower products, a comfortable seat and a place to rest your legs while shaving them.
Stand alone foot supports have also been invented such as U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,489,448; 5,341,528; and Des. 287,075. There are also stand alone shower organizers such as U.S. Pat. No. US D 446,670 S.
The goal of the invention is to provide a stylish, compact, high quality, sturdy product that provides a place in the shower to sit down, shave one's legs comfortably, store extra bathing supplies and rest the foot, all in one product. The shower cube is easily added to any shower. The cube is made out of solid plastic with a rubber base to prevent slipping. The shower cube comes with a main unit in the shape of a cube (less the hollow area where the shaving buddy stays while the shower cube is in its original position). There is a seat a cushion which is vinyl and waterproof that lifts to reveal the inner storage unit for such items as shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner or shower gel. The shaving buddy rests underneath the cushion seat when the shower cube sits in original position. To slide the shaving buddy out to rest one's legs, lift the cushion, release the wheels with the wheel latch, slide the shaving buddy out, secure the wheels, secure the shaving buddy. The shaving buddy is a sturdy leg rest that is topped with vinyl cushion for comfort. The shaving buddy contains 2 drawers with locations of extra bar soap, razors or anything else you want to keep in this rubber sealed storage drawer.
Referring now to the drawings, specifically
The shower cube with shaving buddy includes a main frame 36, a seat cover 32, a rubber cube base 44, a rubber coated wire storage area 56 and the main shaving buddy 42 with storage drawers 46 that include removable rubber coated wire drawer insert 70 and soap tray 56 as well as retracting wheels 62.
Referring now to the main shower cube, the body 36 is made out of a smooth, sturdy plastic material, that can withstand a large amount of weight. The body 36 has rounded edges. The main body is in the shape of a cube with a cut-out opening 54 located on the left side of the cube when looking directly at it. Drawings that best describe this are
Attached to the main body 36, seen specifically in
The main body of the shower cube 36 has a rubber trim 40 that coats the bottom of the front, back and side edges seen in
Now referring to the shaving buddy 42, best seen in
Included in the shaving buddy are two storage drawers 46, seen in
Taking into account that certain changes may be made to the invention that do not take away from or ad to what is intended to be depicted, use the drawings and stated description to merely illustrate what is trying to be shown rather than in a limiting way.